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21 Jun 2020 | 06:29 PM UTC

French Polynesia: Protesters gather in Papeete (Tahiti) June 20

March against injustice in Papeete (Tahiti) attracts around one thousand participants on June 20; further protests possible over the near term

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Event

Around one thousand protesters gathered outside Papeete's territorial assembly on Saturday, June 20. A number of issues were being protested against, including corruption, development projects, colonialization, and nuclear weapons. The demonstration is reported to have passed off peacefully.

Further demonstrations are reportedly planned over the next two weeks and associated disruption around protest sites should be anticipated. 

Advice

Individuals in Tahiti are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid protests and demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

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